Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Life with sisters

Being sisters. Sharing a bed during family holidays. Pretending you are heroes from your favorite TV show. Protecting each other in family fights. Laughing at words and gossiping. Running away and creating little rituals. Saving an extra piece of cake so you can secretly enjoy it later. Having same bruises on your legs from your stupid adventures. Buy the same sunglasses. Hug each other. Say truth. Never stop taking selfies. Laugh. Be sisters. 

My mum once said 'If you wake up little Patricija in the middle of her sweetest dreams and ask who is her best best best friend, she will definitely say it's her sister'. Guess there is just something crazy about having that somehow different version of you in this world. Happy birthday Sis!xxxx
Seemed like a perfect day to share some fun sister memories from our Family Road Trip this summer. So glad we had that time!

 Reading men magazines on the beach, having late night swimming hours and casual bed fights. That trip was so relaxed and 'sistery'.

 My sister takes the most incredible pictures ever. She also wants to be a bit hipstery chic. Instagraming pictures of her food, eating macaroons and quoting Gossip Girl she is the cutest engineer woman I've ever met!

 And there is definitely not enough words in the entire world to describe how much I love these two ducks.
 Our mamas are heroes for having enough patience with such crazy kids. I hope one day we will grow up and be that cool and amazing as they are. I'm so glad to be a part of this family!

–°heers Sis, hope you having lots of fun! xxxx

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

July days. Riverside Museum

It seems so right and natural to travel, explore and get to know that new place you just came to. Making little steps which get you from 'completely new world' to 'comfortable home place' is both inevitable and absolutely exciting. However, it does sometimes happen that you come to a new place and your inner crazy life engines just stop for a while. After such a big change in the life it may be better just to calm down and appreciate the fact you had enough strength and enthusiasm to move there and survive. Life doesn't stop, not at all. There just isn't so much desire to explore and experiment every single day. And that is normal. Totally.
I know that, because it took me almost one year to adapt and understand what is the world surrounding me. During last two years at school I was so concentrated on studies abroad and on getting into Glasgow Uni that I took that year as one huge break. I broke my camera (not intentionally), I stopped blogging (intentionally). I just lived that life I was always dreaming about. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed every single day and every single moment. I did miss out on lots of opportunities though. That realization came to me when I came back to my hometown in Lithuania. Seeing how much my views and ideas have changed made me understand that I needed that one year break. To set up new goals, to find people who'd be up for some absolutely crazy adventures with me, to get ready and inspired. 

For something spontaneous as our trip to Troon, fun as our day in Edinburgh or simple as our wee museum adventure.
 When Silvija just came back to Glasgow we decided to swap our afternoon naps for a visit to a museum. The Riverside Museum is so close to the place where we live that we can see it from our lounge window. Seemed like a perfect coincidence.

 It is definitely one of the best museums in Glasgow. Perfect in its size and atmosphere!

 We also had a quick tour to the Tall Ship, which is right next to the museum.


 It just feels so good to get to know Glasgow better. I like how we get to explore the other side of Glasgow (or at least the other side of the West End) since we moved to a bit different location and we get to see the city from a different perspective. Guess this is what we have to do sometimes - change the way we look at it.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

July days. Troon

 I'm such a lucky duck having all these Scottish friends. It can be lonely in Glasgow during the summertime as all international people are gone. Enjoying their homes/holidays/internships they may drop you a text or skype you, but that's it. Scottish friends on the other hand are here with you. They are crazy, they are fun, unbelievably adventurous and they also have that cute Scottish accent we all love so much!
 So one of these not so rare sunny days in Glasgow we all went to the beach. I had just come back to Glasgow and was meeting up with everyone I haven't seen for so long. It was nice to escape from the city and have a wee train journey to Troon.
 It was windy and I had a crazy hair day as you can see, but that didn't stop me from wading into the water and experiencing the coolness of it. There were lots of jelly fish and other sea plants, but oh well, I guess it's something you'd expect from a beach!

 I insisted on taking that picture as a proof. Also, it is probably the first picture of me and Christie together. And I think it's quite a good one.
 I like day trips, because they don't require much time or preparation, a bit spontaneous and soo exciting.


Thursday, 22 August 2013

August. Edinburgh. Fringe. Anoesis.

Some people find August an extremely depressing time and keep being moody about school/work/winter and all that shizz coming while others enjoy their last chance to rock and party, head to all sunny hot islands and beaches, enjoy freedom, life and love. What about me? I am just being lazy. Yes, I can easily spend a whole day in bed, watching movies and reading blogs, having a few coffees and wandering around our tiny kitchen while my flatmate is cooking some yummy food. Don't get me wrong, I do obviously get out, go to work, go see my friends, party and do some fun crazy stuff. But I am not panicking every time I have a free day or hour and no clear plan. It's okay to be extra relaxed and enjoy long sleeps and chill afternoons. And then, there are days full of events and people, full of movement and joy. Keeping that relaxed-fun balance is what August is for me. After all, time we enjoy wasting is not wasted time, right?
But let's come back to those busy days...
 Edinburgh. That was our plan for last Saturday. I was looking forward to it for ages, however after some long shifts at work I was pretty knackered. Luckily my friend Carl knows Edinburgh, so I didn't have to worry about directions. Enjoying my coffee and funny morning chats, I let him guide.
We followed masses of people and got to experience some Fringe fun moments.

And also had a wee run away from all that  fuss.
Countless number of performers as well as flyers' distributors create all that festival buzz. Some artists are funny, some are serious and dramatic, some of them are not even artists to be honest. Beautiful Edinburgh streets are place for everyone. It all is just like a huge mess. A beautiful huge mess.

  I am not a particular street performers' fan type. Not at all. Sometimes, actually quite often I found them silly and inappropriate, however I pushed all my judgements away and kept my eyes open. Unfortunately my camera didn't capture some views I really enjoyed. Such as a guy dancing with a wee glass ball with the Amelie music on the background. And a group of enthusiastic dancers. Oh well. I do have a picture of this guy though. Carl insisted we stick around for a while, so we checked out his tricks.
The main thing we came to Edinburgh was our friends' Junction 25 show Anoesis. The show about exams, education and systems, and also how we all are restricted by all the rules, expectations and traditional ways of achieving a success...
It seems that these young actors really know what they are doing, as there are lots of reviews on the Internet (The Times, Total Theatre, The Guardian, A Younger Theatre and much more). They were nominated for Total Theatre Awards 2013, had a wee minute of fame on the radio and just enjoyed their time in Edinburgh. I like how they keep being extra excited about every single show, even though it can be really tiring. I was sort of familiar with the show even before I saw it. (Or should I say, participated?). I think it was weird though. I loved some parts, but I also had some negative feelings about other ones. I can't be objective. I really love actors and that makes me adore their work.
We hung around with Junction team for a while and as they headed to their temporary home  we headed to our actual ones. I don't think I could manage more adventures in one day. I mean Edinburgh buzz, fringe performers and pretty intense Anoesis show was enough for my tired sleepy head.
Sneaky picture of panda girls at the train station included. :D